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Weekly #WhyMSFT Roundup 3/30/2012

Weekly #WhyMSFT Roundup 3/30/2012

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Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections.

Microsoft Office 365 for Small Business
The most difficult part for any small business setting itself up right now is cost. When it comes to IT, the price of a server alone could employ a new member of staff or pay many months of office rental space.

Video Blog: Leveraging Office 365 for Project Collaboration - Mobile Document Editing
Office 365 lets you work offline on Outlook and sync up with the SharePoint site when you have connectivity again. Learn more about integrating a project document library with Outlook.

Microsoft Extends App Building to the Cloud
"The biggest benefit [of the improvements] is it's supereasy," said Brian Harry, Microsoft Technical Fellow of Team Foundation Server. "You could be up and going, building your app in the cloud in 10 minutes."

Microsoft: We're Investing In Enterprise Social
Our vision of social is that it should really put people at the center of business. It's not social for social's sake, it's really task completion--how to get specific tasks done and how to interact with the organization," Sparato said.

Convergence 2012 in a (Virtual) Nutshell
A much more interesting demo was the project management Metro app that looked so realistic you could imagine it becoming an actual UI to some future Microsoft product to be rolled out at Windows 8 launch.




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